The purpose of this lesson is for students to create, analyze and compare histograms, box plots and scatter plots and evaluate the spread of the data. You can choose which types of graphs you want your students to complete.
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Students observe monthly images of changing vegetation patterns, looking for seasonal changes occurring throughout 2017.
Arctic sea ice is the cap of frozen seawater blanketing most of the Arctic Ocean and neighboring seas in wintertime. It follows seasonal patterns of thickening and melting. See how the quantity has changed from 1979 through 2018.
This mini lesson engages students in writing a commentary for a NASA video regarding changes in global temperatures from 1880 to 2017.
Students observe seasonal images of Monthly Normalized Difference Vegetation, looking for any changes in vegetation that are occurring throughout the year.
The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed. Students analyze two maps of SMAP data to make inferences about changes to the Arctic's Geosphere showing spring thaw.
Learn about volcanic ash and watch a visualization of the Calbuco volcano to see how ash travels around the world.
Visit NASA's Space Place to learn about volcanoes and answer questions about volcanic eruptions.
The students will review the NASA Space Place video, "What are Tectonic Plates?", and answer questions about tectonic plates.
Review the animation showing seasonal chlorophyll concentration as it relates to net radiation.